The J. R. Oppenheimer Committee awarded its first scholarship in 1984 for $1000 to a Los Alamos High School student. Since that time, the Committee has been able to increase the number and value of scholarship awards due to generous donations from individuals, families, and local businesses. Endowments made in the name of a cherished friend or family member have become a cornerstone of the scholarship program.  Our program has grown over the last 35 years to up to 13 scholarships to students from Los Alamos and Pojoaque Valley, Santa Fe, and Capital High Schools. To date, over $668,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarships are granted to graduating high school seniors; they are merit-based and recognize a variety of achievements.

2021 Scholarship Winners
This year, ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee. The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, and Santa Fe high schools. 
 
Past scholarship winners can be found here. Below are the most recent scholarship winners:
Los Alamos High School
  • Filippo Delzanno: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, funded by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee, is awarded to one student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
  • Karin Ebey:The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Juliamarie Langham Grilly, funded privately, is awarded to a resident of Los Alamos county for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • William McTeigue: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory Nancy Laubach Freed, funded privately, is awarded to one student for outstanding academic achievements.
  • Anthony Lestone: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, funded privately, is awarded to one student who demonstrates outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
  • Ursula Coe: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Rosalie Heller, funded privately, is awarded to one student with an excellent academic record who has demonstrated a significant interest in classical music.
  • Ethan Jones: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the New Mexico Consortium, is awarded to one student who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society and plans to attend a New Mexico school of higher education.                
  • Logan Black: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the Los Alamos High School Class of 1969, is awarded to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates the intent to excel in teaching at the K-12 level.
Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Leah Trujillo:  The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship sponsored by the New Mexico Consortium for a student who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society and plans to attend a New Mexico institution of higher education.
Capital High School
  • Jeraldine De Los Santos: The Michael and Mary Lou Williams Scholarship funded privately and is awarded to a student who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Santa Fe High School
  • Mikayla Mutz: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Satch Cowan and funded by the Delle Foundation, for a student who shows exceptional promise in science or medicine.
  • Bella Root: The J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.